MASERU — Hip hop artiste Juvinile has bounced back with a new album after a temporary hiatus from music.
The Vele star had last year announced that he was quitting music because the career was not rewarding and things were not looking good for him.
But this week Juvinile, whose real name is Motebang Nkoko, said he has been doing some soul searching and the result is a fully-packed album set for release later this year.
“I have been doing some serious soul searching trying to figure out if I still want to do music or not because I wanted to quit last year due to financial problems,” he told the Weekender.
“I have now found a local company that is catering for the production of my debut album titled My Blood And Tears,” he added.
“I am looking to have at least 21 tracks on the album because I am turning 21 this year so the album is not only my first, but a celebration of my life,” Juvinile said.
He said he worked with some big names in the local music industry and a Botswana producer on the album.
“I have worked with Ntate Fatere, PK from TP Squared, Nirex, Lithua-Majoe, T-mech, Vodoo, Savege, K-mo and mo and Qbio from Botswana who worked for DJ Cleo.”
Qboi has produced for South African heavyweights including Pitch Black, Brikz, Brown Dash, and Zues from Botswana.
“Now he is producing for me and I’m very excited to work with him and Fatere in particular,” Juvinile said.
He added that he worked with Fatere on the track Lesale la ponto which is the official remix of his original track.
“The track was done a couple of days before Ntate Fatere’s accident, and it was epic, I learned a lot from him.
“He loved the track so much that we are going to work on a project together.”
Before the release of his debut album Juvinile said he plans to unleash a 10-track mixtape.
The mixtape would be raw while the album is likely to appeal to everyone.
The album features hits like Tlou and Hey Juvy which are already blazing on local radios.
The album incorporates various genres like jazz, hip hop, kwaito and gospel.